Veterans Reception and "Recovering"


Duke Energy Center - Jr. Ballroom Fri, Mar 10, 2017 5:00 PM
Film Info
Host Agency:National Veterans Wheelchair Games
Event Type:Reception
Runtime:67 min
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Michael de Yoanna


Tickets include both events: the Veterans Reception (at 5 p.m.) and Recovering (at 7 p.m.)

General Admission:  $30

Veterans Admission: $10

Thanks to the Heidt Family Foundation for making this special price available to support veterans.

Also, special thanks to Quantum Mobility!

The Reception: Featuring Bryan Anderson. Join veterans, community leaders and film sponsors before the film to recognize the service and sacrifices of our military and veterans and acknowledge those who experience disability. Drink Ticket, Appetizers, Celebrity Hosts.

The Film: Recovering
Director: Michael de Yoanna, Murrow-Winning Journalist. (RT 67 min.)

This independent documentary film takes us on a journey with troops riding bicycles to attempt to heal from wounds like PTSD and brain injuries. Others are learning how adapt after losing limbs. Troops and young vets develop lifelong friendships along the way. The film shows troops doing something troops did not do in earlier generations. They are speaking openly about their struggles overcoming PTSD and suicide. They want to erase the prevalent stigma that exists in the military and the communities they return to when they leave the military. The film is a chance for ordinary Americans, many who do not even know a veteran who served in Iraq or Afghanistan, to see who went to serve the country after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Veterans Committee: Co-Chair Chip Heidt, Co-Chair Bill Kidd, Joseph Bergeron, Mark Clippinger, Malissa Gallini, Ellen Graf, Daniel Hance, Meredith Hein, John Sapp, Peter Sukits, Paul Thienprayoon, Jen Wright